Raptors' Monroe working on 3-point shot

Ashish Mathur

With the league trending to more small-ball lineups and teams drifting away from the conventional post up big man position, Toronto Raptors power forward Greg Monroe knows he has to be able to stretch the floor and has been working on his 3-point shot this summer.

Monroe, who signed a one-year, $2.2 million free-agent deal with the Raptors on Aug. 6, showed off his new 3-point stroke on Instagram.

Monroe has never made a 3-pointer over his eight-year NBA career and only attempted 12 shots from beyond the arc. Both of those numbers are likely to change in 2018-19.

The 28-year-old Monroe began this past season with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in November in the Eric Bledsoe deal. After spending roughly three months with the Suns, Phoenix released the veteran center/forward and he signed with the Boston Celtics for the rest of the season.

In 51 games in 2017-18, Monroe averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists, shooting 56.5 percent from the field. He has career averages of 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 589 games with the Detroit Pistons, Bucks, Suns and Celtics.